Properties Of Light

Duration: 75–90-minute hands-on workshop
Cost: From $12.00 per student (ex. GST)
Program Outline:

Big Bang Education’s Properties of Light workshop program has been designed to help teachers achieve the Australian Curriculum science understanding in Physical Sciences for Year 5:

Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted (ACSSU080).

Year 5 students will participate in a hands-on workshop investigating the properties of light. Students will learn about how light is reflected, refracted and absorbed by different materials; experiment with mirrors to direct beams of light; observe the effects of different coloured light on the appearance of an object; and be surprised by optical illusions.

  • A large indoor space – your school hall or other large multi-purpose space is ideal!
  • Ten trestle tables or equivalent
  • Nearby access to a power point
Program Includes:
  • 75–90-minute hands-on workshop for each individual class (maximum of 30 students per session)
Curriculum Links:
  • Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted (ACSSU080)
  • Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions (ACSHE081)
  • With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations (ACSIS231)
  • Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer questions and solve problems using equipment and materials safely and identifying potential risks (ACSIS086)
  • Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS090)
  • Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations (ACSIS218)
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